Newer cards such as the GeForce 8, 7, 6, and FX 5 series should use the newer drivers from the 100.x series.
Older cards such as the GeForce 3 or GeForce 4 series require the 96xx drivers. For these cards, you should mask >=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-1.0.9700 in your /etc/portage/package.mask file. This will prevent newer versions of the driver which are incompatible with your card from being installed.
Old NV2x-based cards (such as TNT, TNT2, GeForce, and GeForce 2) require the older 71xx drivers (such as nvidia-drivers-1.0.7185). For these cards, you should mask >=nvidia-drivers-1.0.8700 in /etc/portage/package.mask.
archwndas wrote:First of all let us know if you understood which are the Nvidia Legacy drivers and which are the Nvidia drivers. From your first post you seem not to know which is which.
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Description: NVIDIA X11 driver and GLX libraries
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